Would you pay $2,500 for a fork?

Jimmy Fallon takes Polar Plunge in suit and tie Comedian Jimmy Fallon took a quick but icy dip in Chicago's Lake Michigan Sunday. He was dressed in a full suit and tie. Then he screamed and darted out quickly with a shocked expression on his face. "The Tonight Show" host made good on his promise to join Mayor Rahm Emanuel... - Posted on March 2, 2014
Teen studies her own cancer First the teenager survived a rare cancer. Then she wanted to study it, spurring a study that helped scientists find a weird gene flaw that might play a role in how the tumor strikes. Age 18 is pretty young to be listed as an author of a study in the prestigious journal Scie... - Posted on March 2, 2014
Reindeer get glowing antlers, but no red noses The country of Finland wants to reduce the number of car accidents at night. The accidents are caused by roaming caribou. So Rudolph the reindeer is getting a glittering antler makeover. But reindeer are not getting red noses. Instead, they are getting fluorescent antlers.... - Posted on March 2, 2014
Teen skates with no legs Brody Roybal was born without legs. But that didn't stop him from trying any number of sports at an early age. His mom remembers thinking he looked like the Peanuts character Pigpen when he'd hit a baseball and kick up dust when using his arms to swing. So baseball w... - Posted on February 27, 2014
She's paying for college with bottles and cans Stephanie Lilly is helping to pay for her college education one bottle and can at a time. In the past four years, the Oregon State University senior from Harrisburg has redeemed enough bottles and cans to pay for a hefty share of her college expenses. Lilly figures th... - Posted on February 26, 2014
Newest Milwaukee Brewer has four legs Spring training has begun for major league baseball. The most popular member of the Milwaukee Brewers training camp is unexpected. He has a button nose, four legs and scruffy, white fur. "Hank the Dog" is an early lock for camp MVP — Most Valuable Pet. The po... - Posted on February 26, 2014
How'd that happen? Spelling bee runs out of words Talk about being “at a loss for words!” Two Missouri students went toe-to-toe for 66 rounds in the annual Jackson County spelling bee. But they couldn't finish because event organizers ran out of words for the contest. The Kansas City Star reports 25 students sta... - Posted on February 23, 2014
Olympic results: Loser keeps Bieber? Looks like the U.S. gets Justin Bieber. At least, one Chicago-area company thinks so. Command Transportation put up an electronic sign along one of the area's major expressways. It featured pictures of U.S. and Canadian hockey players with the headline, "Loser Keeps Bieber."... - Posted on February 23, 2014
Baby anteater has crazy long tongue The Staten Island Zoo is proud to announce its newest resident. It's MJ the anteater. The adorable baby is a tamandua (tuh-MAN'-dooh-uh). That's a tree-dwelling, tropical anteater. Native to central and south America, they live in forests and grasslands. In their nati... - Posted on February 23, 2014
Consider the life of a performing monkey Performing monkeys are a part of daily life in many cities in Pakistan. They can be seen doing tricks and entertaining people. Typically, they are dressed up in sparkly outfits and clothes. Pakistan is a poor country. For Pakistanis who raise and train the monkeys, they are ... - Posted on February 23, 2014
Would you pay $2,500 for a fork? Last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got into trouble when he used a fork and knife to eat his pizza. That's a no-no for many New Yorkers. They believe pizza should be folded and eaten with their hands. Now the fork itself has become part of the story. ... - Posted on February 23, 2014